Error 0xc1900223 can appear when trying to update your Windows 10 installation, especially when installing a feature update like v1903 or v1909. Microsoft has not provided any information on this error.

According to Microsoft, error 0xc1900223 indicates that there was a problem downloading and installing the selected update. Windows Update I’ll try again later and you don’t have to do anything for now.

Error 0xc1900223 can occur when your computer cannot connect to Microsoft Update servers or the network for content delivery. This can happen if you previously blocked a number of Microsoft server addresses manually or using a special program that writes to the Windows HOSTS file. This error can also occur when you use a special DNS server to block third-party web addresses.

If you want to find the cause of the error code 0xc1900223, you need to analyze the error logs. SetupDiag is a troubleshooting tool developed by Microsoft that can be used to find and analyze Windows 10 installation log files. Find out why an upgrade or update could not be installed here.

It only works under Windows 10 and is dependent on Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.

A results.log file is created in the same directory as the scan log file. is an archive of all logfiles created in the same directory that was processed.

Check the internet connection

Many Windows update problems occur due to low and unstable internet access. Make sure the connection is fast, reliable and not causing interference. Also, make sure the connection to the meter is not enabled and disable it if it is.

Deactivate the dial-up connection:

Click the available WiFi icon on the right side of the system tray, then select Properties under the network name.iI
If the associated settings page is displayed in a separate window, scroll down a little and deactivate the “Set as metered connection” switch.

Use the standard Windows Update Troubleshooter

Search and open the settings.
Click the Update & Security button> Troubleshooting> Windows Update
Then click “Troubleshoot“.
This is a long-term program called “Identifying Problems”.
At the end, the “Troubleshooting Complete” window opens.

When they’re fixed, you’ll see a green checkmark in front of them.
Otherwise, a red checkmark is displayed.

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Resetting Windows Update Components

If Windows Update components are not working properly or are damaged, Windows Update installation may fail or be impossible. In this case, to reset Windows Update components, you need to download and install new update files from the Microsoft server and fix the problem.

On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and the R key.
Enter services.msc and click OK.
This will open the Windows Services Console
Scroll down and find the Windows Update service.
Refresh the window by right-clicking Select Service Stop
Now open Windows Explorer with the key combination Windows + E.
Navigate to the path C: \ Windows \ Software Sales \ Download
Then delete all files in the Downloads folder (don’t delete the folder itself).